Appointments, July 15, 1983

Appointment of Five Members of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, and Designation of Chairman

July 15, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development for terms of 3 years. The President also intends to designate E. T. York as Chairman.

Duane Acker will succeed Daryl Arnold. Dr. Acker is president of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kans. He has served as a director of the U.S. Council on Agricultural Science and Technology and as chairman of U.S. Deans of Agriculture. He is married, has two children, and resides in Manhattan, Kans. He was born March 13, 1931, in Atlantic, Iowa.

Warren J. Baker will succeed C. Peter McGrath. He is president of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He is also a registered civil engineer and has practiced in the field of geotechnical engineering. He is married, has four children, and resides in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was born September 5, 1938, in Fitchburg, Miss.

Paul Findley will succeed Harold Frank Robinson. He is a former U.S. Representative from Illinois. He is adjunct professor at Western Illinois University. While serving as a Member of Congress, he was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Agriculture Committees. He is married, has two children, and resides in Falls Church, Va. He was born June 23, 1921, in Jacksonville, Ill.

Benjamin F. Payton will succeed Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. He is president of the Kresge Center at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. He is married, has two children, and resides in Tuskegee Institute, Ala. He was born December 27, 1932, in Orangeburg, S.C.

E. T. York is a reappointment. He is chancellor emeritus of the State University System of Florida. He was provost for agriculture at the University of Florida in 1963 - 1973. Dr. York is a charter member and on the board of directors of Action for World Development and is a member of the technical advisory committee of the Consultative Group for International Research. He is married, has two children, and resides in Gainesville, Fla. He was born July 4, 1922, in Mentone, Ala.

Appointment of Four Members of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science

July 15, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science for terms expiring December 31, 1985.

Katherine S. Bao will succeed David Baltimore. Dr. Bao is a pediatric cardiologist in Los Angeles, Calif. She also serves as a district medical consultant, Los Angeles Department of Rehabilitation, State of California, and as clinical assistant professor in pediatrics and cardiology, attending physician, University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Bao is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles. She was born September 7, 1920.

Thomas B. Day will succeed Mary Jane Osborn. He is president of San Diego State University. He also serves as a visiting physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Day is married, has nine children, and resides in San Diego. He was born March 7, 1932.

Ryal R. Poppa will succeed Chien-Shiung Wu. He is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of BMC Industries, Inc., in St. Paul, Minn. Previously he was chairman and chief executive officer of Los Angeles based Pertec, manufacturer of computers. Mr. Poppa is past chairman and currently a director and member of the executive committee of the Computer and Communications Industry Association. He is married, has two children, and resides in White Bear Lake, Minn. He was born November 7, 1933.

Allan Spitz will succeed Steven Weinberg. Dr. Spitz is vice president for academic affairs and professor of political science at the University of Wyoming. Previously he was dean of the College of Liberal Arts and professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire. He currently serves as a member of the executive council of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. He is married, has two children, and resides in Laramie, Wyo. He was born October 9, 1928.